Boston Police Report 1st Murder Of 2011

Published January 4, 2011

A man shot in Dorchester Mattapan Dorchester (BPD considers this address Dorchester) on Tuesday afternoon has died from his injuries, police say, marking Boston’s first homicide for 2011.

Police say the victim was in his early 20s. There have been no arrests.

The shooting occurred at 612 Blue Hill Ave., at the intersection with Columbia Road, near the Franklin Park Zoo.

Boston reported 72 homicides in 2010, up from 50 in 2009. Hubbub will be tracking all 2011 murders, and I’ll be asking the public’s help to make our reporting more complete.

Update: I started the 2011 murder map.

Update: Police identified the victim as Nicholas Bufford, 21, of Dorchester.